3 Good Reasons To Add Walkways Around Your Home

Decorative walkways are great hardscape landscaping features for your home. They add definition and functionality to your home’s landscape design. When working with a professional landscaper, you have several style options available to add beauty, safety and value. Learn more about the benefits of walkways for your home throughout the blog below. 


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Walkways are just another addition to subtly enhance your landscape design and can be more appealing to your home than you might think. Firstly, walkways are inviting. The creative design swirling to your front door, back door or even a small walkway to your garden, invites people to follow the decorative path. Plus, the path adds a design but also helps accentuate other features around your home. For instance, having a walkway in the backyard allows people to walk in a directed path to see the extra features such as an outdoor kitchen, pool, garden and a relaxing fire pit. Simply put, when you look at your yard, walkways draw your eye. Walkways tell you where to look and where to walk. When an outdoor space is more easily accessible it is used more often. If you want to use a part of your yard more a walkway should be the first thing on your list that you add to your landscape.


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Improving Safety

If your yard has uneven gravel, prickly plants or you just don’t want people walking all over your grass, a walkway is a beneficial and safe solution. When you’re planning your landscape design or adding a new outdoor feature, you should think about everyone who will be enjoying your yard. For instance, do you need smooth paths for someone that needs to walk on a stable surface? Are you adding a water feature that may need a non-slip walkway? It is helpful to consider these options when designing your landscape. 


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Adding To Your Home’s Value

Last but not least, walkways are also another addition that can add a little more value to your home if you ever think about selling. Hardscapes like home walkways can add significant value simply because they add creativity and help accentuate features in your yard. When people look at your home they will feel as if your landscape is complete because you have thought of every step of the design process. When you go to sell your home these features translate into a higher asking price increasing your resale value. 



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Clarke Landscapes | CT Home Walkways

Clarke Landscapes LLC is a full service landscape contractor, providing services such as home walkway design and installation. Owner Mather Clarke has over twenty years of experience in the professional landscaping arena and is dedicated to innovative designs and quality installations. We service all of central Connecticut and work closely with our customers to design, build and create great landscapes for them to enjoy for years to come! Combining a great staff with extensive resources and quality materials, we are fully equipped to handle any landscaping project. 



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